Card of the Day - November, 2004

Posted in Feature on November 1, 2004

By Wizards of the Coast

Card of the Day - mardi 30 novembre 2004

Onulet

Antiquities uncommon. The name "Onulet" was originally intended to be "Onulets", an anagram of the Alpha card Soul Net. Unfortunately the art came back with just one creature pictured, so the name was changed. Note also that the name Anodet Lurker (from Fifth Dawn) is an anagram of "Darker Onulet".

Card of the Day - lundi 29 novembre 2004

Suleiman's Legacy

Visions rare. This card's name (and effect) references the much older card King Suleiman, from Arabian Nights. At the time of Visions this card was unique because it represented the longest gap between a card and a card being this directly referenced.

Card of the Day - vendredi 26 novembre 2004

Entrails Feaster

Onslaught rare. 47 different cats exist in Magic so far, but surprisingly this is the only black card in the lot. While red, white, and green have plenty of felines running about, blue doesn't even have one! (Yes, fine, aside from Mistform Ultimus)

Card of the Day - jeudi 25 novembre 2004

Soul Feast

Urza's Destiny uncommon. The most direct predecessor of this card was Vampiric Feast, printed in the introductory Portal set. The card Soul Feast first appeared in the Starter 1999 set, but with the printing of Urza's Destiny it made the leap to tournament legal Magic.

Card of the Day - mercredi 24 novembre 2004

Feast of Worms

Champions of Kamigawa uncommon. There are nine different cards in Magic with "feast" in the name, and out of all of them only this one doesn't have black mana in the casting cost.

Card of the Day - mardi 23 novembre 2004

Feast or Famine

Alliances common. Considered by R&D to be one of the most influential cards from early Magic, this one influenced modal spell options like Entwine and the split cards.

Card of the Day - lundi 22 novembre 2004

Rats' Feast

Judgment common. Did you ever notice that the flavor text for this card is actually the culmination of a three-card series that spanned all three sets of the Odyssey block? Taken in the order they were printed, take a look at the flavor text on Decompose, Carrion Rats, and then Rats' Feast.

Card of the Day - vendredi 19 novembre 2004

Whipgrass Entangler

Legions common. In one of the more famous mistakes in top level Magic, Kai Budde lost a match at the 2003 German Nationals by playing this as a morph, thinking it was actually a Daru Sanctifier!

Card of the Day - jeudi 18 novembre 2004

Arcane Spyglass

Darksteel common. This was nicknamed "the coffee mechanic" in R&D, because it was directly inspired by the cards that many coffee houses give customers, where a stamp is given each time something is bought. With enough stamps, the customer gets a free coffee.

Card of the Day - mercredi 17 novembre 2004

Assault/Battery

Invasion uncommon. The design version of this card was originally named "Hit & Run". (Hit, obviously, was the red side).

Card of the Day - mardi 16 novembre 2004

Clambassadors

Unglued common. The clamfolk of Unglued were intended as a parody of the unpopular Homarids (from Fallen Empires). In a cruel twist of fate, the clamfolk turned out to be pretty unpopular too.

Card of the Day - lundi 15 novembre 2004

Brass Man

Arabian Nights uncommon. During Mirrodin design R&D combed through the artifacts of Magic's past looking for ideas. The mechanic on Brass Man was the inspiration for Goblin Dirigible and Goblin War Wagon.

Card of the Day - vendredi 12 novembre 2004

Form of the Dragon

Scourge rare. The “Moat-like” effect of this card would normally be associated with white, but for flavor reasons the ability was allowed on this red card as a rare exception.

Card of the Day - jeudi 11 novembre 2004

The Fallen

The Dark uncommon. An effect that hasn’t been seen in some time, “damage with memory” (and variants) appeared on other early Magic cards as well (such as Naf's Asp, from Arabian Nights).

Card of the Day - mercredi 10 novembre 2004

Mother of Runes

Urza's Legacy uncommon. Former Saturday School columnist Rune Horvik collects these for people at events and then takes them to his mom, who signs them “Mother of Rune”.

Card of the Day - mardi 9 novembre 2004

Morphling

Urza's Saga rare. This card was so dominant in tournament play (and so difficult to kill) that it got the nickname "Superman". Pemmin's Aura, an enchantment from Scourge, gives a creature the same abilities, and its name is an anagram that spells out "I am Superman".

Card of the Day - lundi 8 novembre 2004

Uktabi Orangutan

Visions uncommon. This card was the inspiration for Mirrodin’s Viridian Shaman. Since the Orangutan was released after Gorilla Shaman, from Alliances, it was often joked that “monkeys hate artifacts”.

Card of the Day - vendredi 5 novembre 2004

Uncle Istvan

The Dark uncommon. We'll level with you: we're not sure who Uncle Istvan is the uncle of. Grandmother Sengir might be involved somehow.

Card of the Day - jeudi 4 novembre 2004

Wyluli Wolf

Arabian Nights common. This is one of a very small number of cards to be printed as both a common (in Arabian Nights) and a rare (in Fifth and Sixth Edition).

Card of the Day - mercredi 3 novembre 2004

Ifh-Biff Efreet

Arabian Nights rare. Everyone knows the story of the misprinted Serendib Efreet. But did you know that this is the card the wrong art came from?

Card of the Day - mardi 2 novembre 2004

Joven's Ferrets

Homelands common. The Champions of Kamigawa mechanic that keeps creatures from untapping after being damaged by creatures like Matsu-Tribe Decoy has been seen before on cards like the ferrets here.

Card of the Day - lundi 1 novembre 2004

Rysorian Badger

Homelands rare. This badger's ability would have come in quite handy in Odyssey block. It was just ahead of its time!

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